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Lucknow-bound Indian plane makes emergency landing in Karachi

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A passenger Indian plane made an emergency landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport after one of the passenger’s aboard suffered a heart attack.

IndiGo airlines flight number 6E1412, travelling from Sharjah to Lucknow, was diverted to Karachi at around 4:00am. according to the Civil Aviation Authority.

The pilots contacted the air traffic control and requested an emergency landing on humanitarian grounds at the Karachi airport, it said. 

Once the request was received, the airline made an emergency landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport at 5:30am.

The 67-year-old passenger, Habibur Rehman, had already passed away on the plane.

The Pakistani medical team said that the passenger had passed away due to a cardiac arrest.

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The plane departed for the Indian city of Ahmedabad at 8:36am from Karachi after the doctors officially declared the passenger dead and medico-legal formalities were completed.

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